Our purpose is to evangelize, edify, and equip people to be true worshipers and effective representatives of Jesus Christ so that we all may “stand confident and unashamed before Him at His coming” (1 John 2:28).
The Moody Church has the privilege of connecting people like you with God and others. Even during difficult times when our worship service and meetings are held virtually, our primary focus is to minister to people of all backgrounds, ages, and stages of life. Our church (physical and virtual) is filled with people from over 70 countries whose lives have been transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. In fact, we’ve been celebrating the joy of changed lives since 1864. Welcome home!
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Our Pastoral Staff
Philip Miller is the 17th Senior Pastor of The Moody Church. Philip holds a B.A in Pre-Seminary Bible from Cedarville University (’04) and a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership and New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary (’10). His wife, Krista, also holds an Th.M. degree from DTS. They have four children: Claire (9), Violet (7), … [Read More...] Philip Miller
Bill joined the staff of the church in October 1994 after a year teaching in Nigeria and an internship at College Church in Wheaton. He received a B.A. from Biola University in 1988; an M. Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 1991 and a Th. M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1993. He completed the Doctor … [Read More...] Bill Bertsche
On May 22, 2016, after 36 years of faithful service as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer transitioned to the role of Pastor Emeritus. In this role he acts as a “goodwill ambassador” for The Moody Church, continuing his broadcast, speaking, and writing ministry in Chicago and around the world. Pastor … [Read More...] Erwin Lutzer
Kirk desires to help young adults grow their maturity and identity in Christ, enabling them to thrive for God’s glory within the cultural and vocational context He has called them. He graduated with a BPE in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick, a MA in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary, and a … [Read More...] Kirk Baker
Michael joined the staff of The Moody Church in the summer of 2008. He gives leadership and oversight to our Sunday Night Service, as well as Thrive (Junior High Ministry), Revolution (High School Ministry), and the church’s summer camps. Michael’s goal is that every believer would see that the local church, through the power of … [Read More...] Michael Best
Pastor Bob Gunter assumed the position of Pastor for Families at The Moody Church in August of 2008, after serving previously as an Elder and teacher of the YourMarriageYourFamily class. Before joining the church staff, Bob was a Vice President and General Counsel of the Moody Bible Institute for nine years where he continues to … [Read More...] Bob Gunter
Justin and his wife, Charlye, began attending the Moody church in 2008 after moving to Chicago from Colorado where they both grew up. In light of God’s mercy toward him, Justin desires is to serve the Lord wherever and however he can. Justin loves the church and the people of God, and finds great joy … [Read More...] Justin May
Larry McCarthy, Jr.
Larry McCarthy serves as the Pastor of Senior Adults and Compassion Ministries at The Moody Church. He oversees a variety of ministries that seek to make Christ known to those who are often forgotten. Larry also leads the In Focus Community. Larry and his wife Lemita and their children live in Chicago.
As Pastor for Community Life, Mark is responsible for helping The Moody Church members catch a vision for what it would be like to live a totally God-centered life and for getting people connected into nurturing relationships that promote a God-centered life. His main responsibilities include TMC Communities and Small Groups. He also helps to … [Read More...] Mark Pirrie
Josue R. Reyes has served as the Hispanic Ministry Pastor since the fall of 2014. He was born into a Mexican-American family in Mexico City; he and his family moved to Texas in 1990. Josue attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a BA in Radio / Television / Film. In 1999, he … [Read More...] Josue Reyes
Tim Stafford has been on the music ministry staff at The Moody Church since 2001, serving as the Pastor of Music Ministries since September 2008. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Moody Bible Institute in the Sacred Music Department. He graduated with a sacred music degree from MBI in 2001 and completed a … [Read More...] Tim Stafford
Eric joined the staff of The Moody Church in 2013. He gives leadership and oversight to the College (Crossroads) and Disability (139) Ministries. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Moody Bible Institute. Originally from New York, Eric has lived in Chicago since 2009. He was born into a Puerto Rican-Jewish family and came … [Read More...] Eric Targe
Bill Van Tuinen
Bill joined the staff of The Moody Church in the summer of 2019 to give leadership to the Global Outreach and Stewardship ministries. In these roles, Bill leads The Moody Church’s efforts to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations in fulfillment of the Great Commission. He is also responsible for helping God’s … [Read More...] Bill Van Tuinen